Share Your Holiday Style!

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‘Tis the season to don your festive attire and attend Nutcracker! Wherever you are in the world, we want to see you all dressed up for the holidays! Share a photo on Instagram of your family and friends dressed up and ready to attend a performance of  Nutcracker or just ready to celebrate the holiday season, and receive a promo code!

Everyone who follows the below guidelines and publishes a photo to Instagram by Monday, December 29, 2014 will receive a promo code for tickets to Programs 1-4

Have fun with it, and we will re-post some our favorites! Remember, even if you don’t live close enough to use the promo code and attend a show, you can still take part and get creative with this challenge!

All dressed up and ready to attend Nutcracker! #sfutcracker @sfballet

All dressed up and ready to ring in the holiday cheer with Nutcracker! #sfutcracker @sfballet

 How to enter:

  • Follow our Instagram account @sfballet. (Remember you must follow @sfballet in order to receive a direct message with your promo code!)
  • Upload an original photo to your personal Instagram account depicting your family and friends dressed up to attend a Nutcracker performance — it doesn’t have to be our production! Send us photos from near and far!
  • Tag @sfballet in the photo and use the hashtag #sfnutcracker in the caption.
  • You will receive a direct message via Instagram with a promotion code that will be good until 1/31/15 for 25% off the price of tickets to any performance of Programs 1-4. Please help us keep this code a secret, and encourage your friends and family to take part and receive a ticket discount of their own!

A few things to keep in mind:

  • If your account is private, you must Direct Message your photo to @sfballet in order for us to see it and send you the promo code!
  •  It is very important to note that anyone depicted in the photograph must give consent before the photograph is published to Instagram. Anyone under the age of 18 depicted in a photograph must have consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Don’t have an Instagram account? Signing up is easy! Read these tips on getting started from Instagram’s Help Center.

Want to see more? Visit our holiday site for the full Nutcracker experience.

Read the Instagram Holiday Style Guidelines and Official Rules to this challenge:

HOLIDAY STYLE – OFFICIAL RULES

Share a photo on Instagram of your family and friends dressed up to attend a performance of Nutcracker anywhere in the world. Tag @sfballet in the photo and use the hashtag #sfnutcracker in the caption to obtain a “promo code” for tickets to Programs 1-4.

How to enter: Participant must follow SF Ballet’s Instagram account and upload an original photo to their personal Instagram account from 12/12/14-12/29/14 depicting their family dressed up to attend a Nutcracker performance. Entrant must tag @sfballet in the photo and use the hashtag #sfnutcracker in the caption. Each photo published to Instagram meeting these requirements will be recognized as an entry to Holiday Style. All Entrants will receive a direct message via Instagram from SF Ballet with a promotion code that will be good until 1/31/15 for 25% off the price of tickets to any performance of Programs 1-4 on a date that the Entrant selects.

Please see the Holiday Style Rules at sfballetblog.org. Anyone depicted in the photograph must give consent before the photograph is published to Instagram. Anyone under the age of 18 depicted in a photograph must have consent from a parent or legal guardian.

San Francisco Ballet’s “Holiday Style” Official Rules

No purchase necessary

Friday, December 12, 2014 – Monday, December 29, 2014

  1. Description, Promotion Period and Sponsor:  The San Francisco Ballet “Holiday Style” promotion (the “Promotion”) begins at 12 pm Pacific Time (“PT”) on Friday, December 12, 2014, ending at 11:59 pm PT on Monday, December 29, 2014  (“Promotion Period”).  The sponsor of the Promotion is San Francisco Ballet (“SF Ballet”), located at 455 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102.  The Promotion is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.  The Promotion is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of SF Ballet, which are final and binding in all respects.
  1. Eligibility: The Promotion is only available to natural persons who are legal residents of the 50 United States, who have Internet access, and who are 18 years of age or above (“Participants”).
  2. How to Enter: To participate in the Promotion, Participants must follow SF Ballet’s Instagram account and upload an original photo to their personal Instagram account from December 12, 2014 through December 29, 2014 depicting their family dressed up to attend a Nutcracker performance.  Entrant must tag @sfballet in the photo and use the hashtag #sfnutcracker in the caption. Each photo published to Instagram meeting these requirements will be recognized as an entry to Holiday Style (an “Entry”). Each Entrant will receive a direct message via Instagram from SF Ballet with a promotion code that will provide the Participant with a discount of 25% off the listed ticket price for any performance of Programs 1-4 on a date that the Participant selects.  The discount will be valid until January 31, 2015. 
  1. Submission Requirements: Entries must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If an Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Participant, and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties, the Participant must have obtained, prior to submitting it, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the photo including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Entry. SF Ballet may request proof of these permissions from you at any time.  Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render Entry null and void.  Entries must be free of profanity, references to sex, violence, drugs, alcohol, and/or inappropriate language. Entries must be in good taste and suitable for viewing by persons of all ages.  Entries cannot contain any offensive, obscene, inappropriate or sexually suggestive material, propaganda, potentially misleading information, or defamatory or disparaging material about SF Ballet or its programs or activities, other people or companies, or endorse any form of hate or hate group or terrorist activity, or discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, disability, handicap, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.  Entries cannot directly promote or speak negatively about any particular faith, political action, legislation or party, or promote or encourage the violation of any law, as determined by SF Ballet at its sole discretion. Entries must not contain anything else that is not in keeping with the image of SF Ballet or that is not in compliance with these Official Rules. Please note that SF Ballet has the right, but not the obligation, to review and monitor Entries.
  2. Agreements:  By submitting an Entry to SF Ballet, you hereby:
  • agree to be bound by these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements;
  • agree that the conditions of submission set forth in these Official Rules, and all documents and agreements incorporated in these Official Rules by reference, solely govern the relationship between Participants and SF Ballet in connection with this Promotion;
  • waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such Entry submitted by you to SF Ballet;
  • agree to hold SF Ballet and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue, any claims of any nature arising in connection with the inclusion in, publication via or display on any SF Ballet site, or any other use authorized under these Official Rules, of any Entry submitted to SF Ballet by you;
  • acknowledge that you are at least 18 years of age; and
  • agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Promotion and/or prevent others from utilizing the Promotion.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SF BALLET MAY DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANTS MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SF BALLET MAY SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. General Liability Release:  SF Ballet assumes no responsibility for illegible, lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete entries, system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, or other telecommunications malfunctions. SF Ballet reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend part or all of this Promotion if, in SF Ballet’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or integrity and proper play of the Promotion. In such circumstances, the Promotion may be cancelled by SF Ballet.

SF Ballet reserves the right to cancel the Promotion for any reason it deems appropriate. SF Ballet reserves the right to disqualify any Entry for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

  1. Publicity Release:  Except where otherwise prohibited, entry into the Promotion constitutes permission for SF Ballet and its promotional agents to use the Participant’s name and likeness in any and all media for any purpose including for commercial, advertising and promotional purposes without additional notice, compensation or consent.
  2. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: PARTICIPANTS HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS SF BALLET; EACH OF ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, PARENT AND RELATED COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS; AND INSTAGRAM (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) FROM ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROMOTION, INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROMOTION OR INABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCOUNT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES; LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, OR PROFIT; LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES. PARTICIPANTS AGREE THAT RELEASEES HAVE NOT MADE NOR ARE IN ANY MANNER RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE PROMOTION. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SF BALLET DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE INSTAGRAM APP AND SF BALLET.ORG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY INTERRUPTIONS OR ERRORS RELATED THERETO. THESE TERMS GIVE YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. THE PROVISIONS REGARDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE VOID IN SOME PROVINCES WHERE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE PRESCRIBED BY LAW. Releasees are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, damaged, or stolen entries or submissions, or problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human or electronic. Releasees are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, inability to access a website, fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, whether caused by SF Ballet, users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user’s system or limit a participant’s ability to participate in the Promotion. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE INSTAGRAM APP OR ANY ONLINE SERVICE RELATED TO THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SF BALLET RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. SF Ballet’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. SF Ballet reserves the right to disqualify Participants who violate the rules or interfere with this Promotion in any manner. If a Participant is disqualified, SF Ballet reserves the right to terminate that Participant’s eligibility to participate in the Promotion.  The Promotion is not administered, sponsored, endorsed by or associated with the Instagram App.
  3. Governing Law:  This Promotion and these Official Rules are governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of California and any or all claims pursuant to these shall be brought in the courts of the State of California. Any provision of these rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these rules will remain in effect.
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